#1
I'm posting this on behalf of one of my brother's friends.

I was helping him restring a guitar just now (strat style guitar), and the strings won't go back out through the bridge.

I've never seen it happen before...it's as though they are rusted in place or something.
Anyone got any ideas on how to remove them? Forcing them won't work, and I'm a bit hesitant to use WD-40 or RP-7 on the bridge, as I'm not sure what that'd do to the paint...

Anyone got any ideas?

-Jayke
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#2
it is by chance a squire strat? I had one of those when I started and I could not for the life of me get the high E out of the bringe.... I had to jam a tiny screwdriver in to get it out....
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#3
it would happen, but i could use some needle-nosed pliers to grab the ball end, while i stuck a toothpick in through the top of the bridge.
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#4
yeah, just be careful
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#5
Hmm...It's a no-name ebay strat.
"Nature - by Jian Xing" or something.
I'm gunna try and plier them out in a sec...I'll let you know how it all goes...
I might just put some tissues around the bridge and drown it in RP-7...no such thing as too much lube

-Jayke
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#6
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Except on the bridge, pickups, wiring of an electric guitar.
Future fix: Fender Bullet Ends. Ball ends tend to wedge themselves into the hole in the trem block on a lot of cheapo strat clones. Bullets won't jam up due to the shape.
#7
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Except on the bridge, pickups, wiring of an electric guitar.
Future fix: Fender Bullet Ends. Ball ends tend to wedge themselves into the hole in the trem block on a lot of cheapo strat clones. Bullets won't jam up due to the shape.

True, true.
As it turns out, the bridge is either rusted over, or it was just designed really badly.
I'm taking it in to a guitar shop for him to get it looked at.
I'll tell him to go Bullet Ends next time. It's the first time it's ever been restrung, so it only had the stock strings on it.

Anyway.
Thanks for the help.

-Jayke
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#8
Take a new string (low e should work) and poke the skinny end backwards through the bridge and try to poke it out.

Also, 3-in-1 oil won't hurt your paint if you need to lubricate it. I use it on pretty much everything (bridge, strings, nut, etc). It doesn't hurt the paint and it protects against rust and corrosion (great for strings, also kinda works like that fret grease stuff)
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#9
get some form of lubricant in there. anything is fine, even oil.
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